Indie rock artist and multi-instrumentalist, Scott Goldbaum has released his lush new single, “Drive Too Fast” today. The new track is the first teaser taken from his upcoming debut solo EP, Protector set for release later this fall. Listen to it now below.
Protector is Goldbaum’s self produced folk-infused indie rock EP with lush string arrangements by Molly Rogers (Hans Zimmer, Game of Thrones), upright bass from Kaveh Rastegar (Sting, John Legend, Bruce Springstein), drums/percussion by Kiel Feher (Selena Gomez, Zella Day) and mixing from the famed Scott Gordon (Alannis Morissette, Alexi Murdoch).
Thematically, the record follows a vulnerable character who’s in need of protection as he becomes the protector of others. “Drive Too Fast” is a face first collision course into the dark corners of a speed induced lifestyle. Whereas “Trigger Finger” takes place in a school, a grocery store, a parade, a place of worship or just about any other public gathering place in America. “Blood Knot” acknowledges the roots you grew out of and the tree limbs you wish to keep attached while others tear off in the wind. In contrast to the beginning of the EP, “Mourning Coffee” makes a distinction between codependency and partnerships that are chosen and decisively cared for while the world is falling apart around you. “Incremental” is a mediation to stay on the course of progress and empowerment, despite the shadows that closely follow.